In this podcast series we dive into the long and shadowy history of America’s ruling elite through the works of authors who were either silenced, suppressed, or forgotten, to discover the origins of the 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted.
Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material. The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.
NOTE: We have switched to the 1936 edition of the book.
In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part II, Chapter IX: The Field Fortune In Extenso. Land For Practically Nothing. Land Values Steadily Increase. Fortunes Made During Panic Years. Field’s Vast Real Estate Holdings. He Makes $500 – $700 An Hour. How He Paid His Workers. Low Wages and Prostitution. Cutting Out the Middle Man. His Factories Spread Across the Globe. His Bond and Stock Holdings. The Director of Trusts.
PART II, CHAPTER IX – FOOTNOTES